You can’t do it. It’s impossible. Can’t be done. There’s just no way. You’re wasting your time.
When you say that, your brain doesn’t even try to come up with options. It just says, “OK, guess I don’t need to think about how to make that happen. I’ll just move on to trying to figure out the next thing they should stuff in our pizza crust.” (Maybe that’s just my brain.)
If you believe it can’t be done, you will never do it. You will never even try to do it.
But what if?
What if you assume it is possible? What happens then?
You start to imagine how it could be done. Your brain starts a new kind of innovative, inventive, creative and productive thought process.
You’ve asked your brain to find a solution so it’s working on it.
Remember the Apollo 13 space mission? After the fire and oxygen problems, imagine if the astronauts and engineers had said, “There’s just no way we can fix this.” Not good.
Instead, they said, “Failure is not an option.”
Is there anything recently that caused you to say it can’t be done?
A potential customer you don’t think you can land?
A new business venture you really want to try but you don’t see how you can make it work?
Creating a lasting relationship with someone you might want to spend the rest of your life with?
Buying that new house?
Taking on a new project?
What would happen if you assume it’s possible, say failure is not an option, and start some imaginative thinking on how to do it?
If you start asking the right questions, you might be shocked by the answers your brain comes up with.
Let me know.